Trevor Blatchford, Principal – Greater China
Trevor is a graduate in Economics and Business Studies, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Chartered Director with the Thai Institute of Directors.
Trevor qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers and Lybrand before moving into industry and becoming Finance Director of a Group of Companies trading primarily in Africa. Thereafter, he joined a US High Tech Nasdaq quoted company rising to CFO of its largest division. This was followed by a two year stint as FD in a privately owned SME with retail, property and software businesses before being headhunted back into high tech with another Nasdaq quoted business as VP Finance Europe. For the last 20 years until August 2015 he worked for a highly successful, privately owned, major British retailer, originally as FD and Commercial Director. During the last 7 years he was based in Hong Kong on supply chain operations. He was also a director of a publicly listed Thai company from 2008 to 2015.
Trevor has approximately 35 years of experience at senior executive/board level and a track record of success. During that time he has worked on 4 continents and in a variety of industries including import/export, manufacturing, distribution, software development and retail.
With hands-on experience in directing and managing finance and accounting, mergers and acquisitions, IT, banking/treasury, legal, procurement and supply chain operations, Trevor has spent the majority of his career in high growth situations. These often required rapid re-structuring to keep up with the growth. However, he has also experienced the needs and stresses associated with very tight cash flow constraints, the requirement to downsize the business and turnarounds.